English name: Chanfuta
Latin name: Afzelia spp.
Species: Afzelia Smith
Other name(s): Doussie, Afzelia, papao, Kpalaga, Kawo, kukpalik, Apa, Aligna, Alinga, Azodau, Lingue, M’Banga, Bolengu, N’kokongo, Mussacossa, Chanfuta, Mkora, Mkola, mbembakofi, Kpendei, Pauconta, Beyo, meli, Azza.
Features: Containing yellow coloring composition, pipe hole, easy to wet fiber coloring, similar to merbau, light aroma.
Trees and distribution: Large trees, height can be up to 30m, more than 1m in diameter, distributed in West Africa, Central Africa, and subtropical areas.
Material: with a gloss, texture staggered, fine structure, high strength, dry shrinkage, smooth and adhesive performance, air dry density is about 0.8g/cm3.
Applications: Furniture, cabinetry, veneer, flooring, docks, boatbuilding, exterior millwork and construction, turned objects, inlays, and other small specialty wood items.